FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: DENTAL

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I VISIT THE DENTIST?

Dental health varies from person to person. Some people can get away with fewer dentist visits, while some may need more frequent visits. Your dentist can advise you how often you need to visit based on your oral and general health, and your risk factors for tooth decay and gum disease.

HOW DO WHITENING TOOTHPASTES WORK AND HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THEY?

Whitening toothpaste can appear to whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those that are caused by drinking coffee or smoking. Whitening toothpaste can’t change the natural color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than the tooth’s surface.

ARE DENTAL X-RAYS SAFE?

Dental X-Rays are safe, however, since digital X-Rays produce a low level of radiation, dentists still take necessary precautions to limit their patient’s exposure to radiation.

WHY DO I NEED FLUORIDE?

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque, bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also helps prevent early tooth decay.

WHEN SHOULD KIDS START GOING TO THE DENTIST?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age one or within six months after the first tooth appears.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: VISION

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED GLASSES?

It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam, but some signs include frequent headaches, blurred vision, poor distance vision, eye strain or eye fatigue, squinting and difficulty with light adjustments.